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Jewell, Ebby and the Bluegrass Kinsmen


    • From Rosedale, Virginia.
    • Formed in 1971 by brothers Shelby and Ebby Jewell and distant cousins Ervin Mullins, James Cole and Claude Mitchell. Since they were related, they called themselves the Bluegrass Kinsmen.
    • Wayne Taylor (Blue Highway), Billy Baker, Darrell Webb, and Robert Hale are former members of this band.
    • 2011, Shelby retired from the band due to health problems. Ebby and his wife Jewell took over leadership of the band.
    • Ebby has also worked with Fisher and Company and filled in on banjo and mandolin with IIIrd Tyme Out, The Country Gentlemen and James King. He also teaches bluegrass music at the Southwest Virginia Community College.
    • 2008, Ebby received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tazewell County (Virginia) Fiddlers’ Convention.
    • 2014, released their fifth album “Renewal.”

Remington Ryde


  • From McClure, Pennsylvania.
  • Formed in 2005 by Ryan Frankhouser (guitar, vocals). Other band members: Billy Lee Cox (banjo), Warren Blair (fiddle), Richard Egolf (bass) and Stanley Efaw (mandolin, banjo, guitar).
  • Frankhouser and his band also host their own Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival each July in Pennsylvania
  • 2005, released “Purely Bluegrass” album (no label).
  • 2008, released The Ryde album (Green Valley).
  • 2010, released Grandpa Was My Guide album (Green Valley).
  • 2017, released A Storyteller’s Memory album (Pinecastle), a tribute to the music of James King.
  • 2020, banjo player Billy Box retired from the band.

Meyer, Johnny (Meyerband)


  • From Sheldon, Missouri (near Joplin); moved to Nashville in 2014.
  • A family band featuring four siblings, Johnny (banjo), David (guitar), Mary (mandolin) and Jim (bass).
  • 2009, won the Youth in Bluegrass competition at Silver Dollar City.
  • 2013, won the SPBGMA International Band Contest in Nashville.
  • 2014, Johnny began working with the Clay Hess Band.
  • 2015, Johnny took the banjo position with the Band of Ruhks.
  • 2019, Mary began working with the Theo and Brenna Band. Johnny began touring with the Jimmy Fortune Band.
  • 2020, Johnny recorded a solo project and began performing as Johnny Meyer and Friends.
  • 2022, Mary joined Sister Sadie, playing mandolin.
  • 2023, Johnny moved back to Missouri and has been collaborating with Mo Pitney, co-writing and performing together.

Colebrook Road


  • From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Formed in 2008 by Jesse Eisenbise (guitar, lead vocals) and Wade Yankey (mandolin). Other members: Jeff Campbell (bass), Mark Rast (banjo), and Joe McAnulty (fiddle).
  • They are winners of the 2016 D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest in Washington D.C., the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band contest in Hebron, CT, the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Berryville, VA, and the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle Bluegrass Festival band contest in Martinsburg, WV,
  • 2012, released first self-titled album (no label).
  • 2016, released Halfway Between album (no label).
  • 2019, released On Time album (Mountain Fever).